Our staff, community advisors, research network and education partners work together for you.

The four pillars of our community engagement are:

  1. Providing Institutional Resources
  2. Cancer information Dissemination
  3. Building Community-Academic Partnerships
  4. Supporting Community

Institutional Resources

We sustain community engagement.  Year-Round, Non-Transactional Community Engagement

Common requests:

  • Sponsorship for community cancer & health events
  • Recommend a topic or speaker for CAB2
  • Join the HDFCCC CAB or Nominate a new member

The role of the OCE is to SUSTAIN relationships with our community partners year-round; even when there is no upcoming grant proposal that needs community engagement or an ongoing research project that requires it. We deliver programs on a quarterly basis for diverse racial/ethnic and geographic communities and provide support of activities delivered by both academic and community partners under the guidance of, and collaboration with our Community Advisory Board (CAB)

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Cancer Information

We disseminate cancer information to the community to increase awareness and knowledge.

Common requests:

  • HDFCCC Investigators requesting a time to present your research at CAB
  • Requesting a Community Health Educator Presentation or Collaboration
  • Requesting UCSF Cancer Center materials for distribution at your health fair or community event
  • Accessing cancer information from:
    • CAB2 Archive slides and events
    • Joining the CAB2 ChatnChew Crew

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Community Partnerships

Community-Academic Partnerships for Research & Service

For community partners seeking:

  • An HDFCCC investigator or faculty member speaker for your event?
  • An academic partner for community research or education?
  • A letter of support for your grant application?

For academic partners seeking:

  • Diverse community input to inform your research?
  • Community Partners for Research Projects?
  • A letter of support for your grant application?
  • Resources for successful community based participatory research (CBPR).

Why is this important?

  • Equitable community-academic partnerships produce research & service activities that are more relevant to those affected.
  • Community-academic partnerships also increases effectiveness of health interventions by taking advantage of buy in from all the relevant stakeholders.


Community Building

We advocate for cancer survivors and patients.

Map of the catchment area of the UCSF Cancer Center

We will eliminate the inequities that cause cancer disparities in the HDFCCC Catchment Area by

  • SUSTAINING year-round, non-transactional community engagement
  • FACILITATING community-academic partnerships for research & service
  • DISSEMINATING cancer information to increase awareness & knowledge

HDFCCC catchment area includes 25 of 59 counties